Everything Ever: Comeback After Tragedy
By: Samantha Tino & Heather Smith
Being a musician or in a band usually means that you get to travel the country, sometimes the world, and do what you love every single day! However amidst all that fun and touring, unforeseen circumstances can occur, and that’s exactly what happened to the punk trio Everything Ever. This past summer tragedy struck when their van was broken into, resulting in a theft of over $6,000.00 worth of gear and personal belongings. Tour vans being broken into is all too familiar these days, with the guys from Otherwise having their equipment taken from them recently as well, but that never stops the music. The show must go on!
Andrew Paladino and John Trotta, members of Everything Ever, stated that they weren’t going to let this stop them from putting on a show for their fans. They set up local shows in both New York and New Jersey to help raise money for new equipment. “We don’t want to openly ask for handouts without being able to offer something in return, so we figured this is the best way to raise money right now.” – John Trotta (Bass/Vocals)
Since the robbery, the guys in Everything Ever have hit the ground running. They set up a tour to keep them going, kicking off on December 3rd in Oakville, CT at the Hardcore Sweet, and ending in their hometown of Staten Island on December 26th at the Mother Pugs with ROMP and The Blithedale Romance.
Everything Ever’s sound is a mix of Patent Pending and Bowling For Soup with a hint of some old school Blink 182 circa 1999. This band has great promise to grow in the years to come. We had the chance to catch their tour when they stopped in Amityville, NY on December 6th, a small venue called The Amityville Music Hall. It was a very intimate atmosphere with their closest fans and friends. Their set started off with a bang; they sounded great and had awesome stage presence. They made sure they spoke with their fans between each song to make them feel included and appreciated. However they hit a bit of a glitch during their second song when singer/guitarist Andrew “Dno” Paladino had some technical difficulties with this guitar. The song started off great but you could tell that something was off during the set. Dno called for the band to start over when he figured out what was wrong. The rest of Everything Ever tried to make light of the situation by playing some music while he figured it out, but you could tell that the little snag threw Dno off completely.
They were able to pull themselves together and finish their set for their fans. They thanked everyone for coming out and apologized for the difficulties. It’s always a little uncomfortable to watch a band who practices and rehearses on a daily basis, but it’s how they come back from it that really sticks in our minds. We see nothing but good things coming from this group in the near future; they have great promise, and we cant wait to see what’s next from them. Keep an eye out in 2016 for the release of their new EP with a new drummer, whose name has not been released.